Military Portrait

British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

We are pleased to announce that a portrait of British Army Soldier  Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny captured by Rory Lewis Photographer November 2017 in London, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London.

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Captain O’Connor Military Portrait Commission

Captain O’Connor Military Portrait Commission

Captain O’Connor of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards recently booked a military portrait sitting at the London Studio. Ever since my Soldiery Portrait Exhibition I have enjoyed receiving commissions; from British Army, Royal Airforce and Royal Navy personnel.

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Commended British Life Photography Awards

Commended British Life Photography Awards

Pleased to announce that a Portrait of British Army Soldier Sergeant Seeto, captured as part of Rory Lewis Soldiery British Army Portraits Exhibition. Entered into the British Life Photography Awards has received a commendation.

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Bill Speakman VC Portrait Sitting ‘I was The Queen’s first VC’

Bill Speakman VC Portrait Sitting ‘I was The Queen’s first VC’

The Victoria Cross & George Cross Portrait Project has been an exceptionally challenging, yet rewarding. Individuals who have been awarded the Victoria Cross have been selected because they are worthy of Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand’s highest military award for their bravery and conduct in the field.

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General Sir Nicholas Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Portrait Sitting

General Sir Nicholas Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Portrait Sitting

My latest Portrait commission from the British Army took place with General Sir Nick Carter, KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Chief of the General Staff. The General was in need of a portrait to be placed in the gallery of former Chiefs of the General Staff.

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Chelsea Pensioner Dougie Hassall Portrait Commission

Chelsea Pensioner Dougie Hassall Portrait Commission

Dougie Hassall is a very extraordinary Chelsea Pensioner, a World War Two Veteran reaching the grand old age of 100. The Royal Hospital in London commissioned me to capture his portrait. It was a very humbling experience to shake the hand of a remarkable 100 year old man. I asked Dougie his secret to old age, his response, “ be kind to one another and live each day to the full”. Indeed words to live by.

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Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2017

Winner of the Portrait of Britain 2017

Portrait of Britain is presented by British Journal of Photography. Photographer Rory Lewis portrait of Captain Anani-Isaac of The Royal Lancers. Captured for Soldiery (British Army Portraits), has been selected to appear in a Nationwide Exhibition. Shortlisted from 8000 entires, 100 Portraits of the exhibition will go live on Friday 1st September 2017.

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Photographing Britain’s Cavalry

Photographing Britain’s Cavalry

There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, of these two serve as armoured regiments, three as armoured cavalry regiments, three as light cavalry and one as a mounted ceremonial regiment. Soldiery has given me the opportunity to work with seven of these nine Regiments

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Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie Portrait Sitting

Field Marshal The Lord Guthrie Portrait Sitting

Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie GCBLVOOBEDL was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1994 to 1997 and Chief of the Defence Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001.

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1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Portrait Sittings

1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Portrait Sittings

My final Infantry regimental sittings of my Soldiery Portrait Project took place with The Coldstream Guards. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War. The regiment swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country’s monarchs since.

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Liverpool Echo Interview April 12th 2017

Liverpool Echo Interview April 12th 2017

Thank you to Paddy Shennan at the Liverpool Echo for running a feature on my Soldiery Portrait Exhibition which previews in Liverpool in June for Armed Forces Day.

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The Royal Lancers Portraits

The Royal Lancers Portraits

Soldiery British Army Projects is a project I’ve been working on for nearly 12 months. Photoshoots have taken me all over the UK & Europe capturing portraits of the Men and Women of the British Army.

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Victoria & George Cross National Portrait Gallery Acquisitions

Victoria & George Cross National Portrait Gallery Acquisitions

We are pleased to announce that a series of portraits of Victoria & George Cross Holders captured by Rory Lewis Photographer, have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London.  The Portraits where taken for the ‘Victoria & George Cross Association.

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The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment are probably the most famous of the mounted soldiers, symbolic due to their Buckingham Palace connections. Photographing these troops required meeting them on home turf of Knightsbridge.

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2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, Portrait Sittings

2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, Portrait Sittings

Working with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, was one of the highlights of my Soldiery Project. Many civilians will know something about the Gurkhas. The Regiment carries no flag or pennant, but instead a battle honour is displayed on their chest belt. I was honoured to to capture their unique ceremonial staff, the Queen’s Truncheon, presented to the Regiment in 1863 for their loyalty and service to the Crown.

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1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment

1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment

Based in Tidworth the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Regiment parade iconic ceremonial uniforms dating back to the days of Victoria, and the height of the British Empire.

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Lieutenant Colonel McKay MBE, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Portrait Sitting

 Lieutenant Colonel McKay MBE, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Portrait Sitting

Arriving at the barracks of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards in Aldershot, I was met by the Regimental Sergeant Major, a six foot three inch imposing soldier. It was an exciting prospect to work with the Regimental Commanding Officer.

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Major John Melville Military Portrait Sitting

Major John Melville Military Portrait Sitting

Major John Melville late of the Commandos and now serving in The Royal Artillery commissioned a Military Portrait at Barracks in Liverpool. It was wonderful to meet John and great to speak to him about his incredible career.

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Lieutenant General Poffley Portrait Sitting

Lieutenant General Poffley Portrait Sitting

Lt General Mark Poffley O.B.E very graciously accepted my invitation to sit for a portrait at the M.O.D London Headquarters in WhiteHall. Poffley was commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1985.

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Brigadier Günter Eisl Portrait Sitting (Austrian Embassy London)

Brigadier Günter Eisl Portrait Sitting (Austrian Embassy London)

Austrian General & Defence Attaché to UK, Brigadier Günter Eisl commissioned a portrait at the Austrian Embassy in London. I am no stranger to working with members of the British Armed forces; it was a nice change to photograph a soldier from the Austrian Military.

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